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2013 February

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2013 February

Rocky, Ruby, & Lady

February 22nd, 2013
Rocky, Ruby, & Lady

Sorry it’s been a while since I’ve updated you all, but my laptop broke so had no way of updating. Thanks to my lovely hubby I now have a new one as of yesterday :)

Rocky -

Rocky is doing brilliantly, he now spends most of his time on the Java Trees, and can now move around each tree confidently.
He is so stunningly beautiful, but has no blue on his head whatsoever. I now call him a green front, as he only has green and yellow feathers on his head lol :P
He likes chewing through cardboard toys, especially the birdie bangles. He demolishes them in minutes :)
He still hates me and the hubby, but will allow me to tickle him, and will step up to me when he wants something :P
Overall he’s a great beautiful boy :)

Ruby -

Ruby is doing great as usual.
She has been coming out with lots of new sounds and whistles lately. I have no idea where she gets them from.
She still loves her music, and is really enjoying all the Christmas songs that are being played on the radio.
She is still a night owl, and tends to be the last one to go to sleep.
She is always the life and sole of the parrot room :)

Lady –
Lady is still the same, munching and shredding her way through her toys.
She is still a jealous little madam, but is so cheeky with it, you can’t help but laugh at her.
The house would be very empty without her, she’s such a big character.

Overall all the birdies are doing great, they certainly keep me on my toes, and I wouldn’t have it any other way :)

Billy The Timneh Update

February 21st, 2013
Billy The Timneh Update

Its coming up 2 years in June since Billy joined our family. He gives me a lot of pleasure with his chatting and he learns new words slowly. I’ve been calling him my best boy,now he says bill best lol…

Billy and Bella come out together now and do their own thing. As you can see by the photo billy has completely taken over the sofa!

He plays with toys but is obsessed with my feet, which is a bit of a problem as he spends a lot of the time on the floor.

He flew for the first time last week on his own without being spooked which is amazing he is becoming more tamer by the day although I’m still taking my time, he has stopped lunging to bite and is happy for a head rub out of the cage.

Im hoping he doesn’t use his new flying skills to fly at me to be nasty, I don’t think he will but lets hope not.

He is a very happy bird and interacts well with Bella. Bella has copied him a lot, she even flaps her wings ‘good morning’

Keep up the good work Paula and Rick you are doing a great job. I am very happy with Billy and I think Bills pictures show he is a happy birdy enjoying his new life with us.

Busby Warms His Feathers!!

February 20th, 2013
Busby Warms His Feathers!!

Well as it was such a lovely day yesterday Busby wanted to take himself outside into the garden to get some sunshine on his feathers, considering it was frosty in the morning I was very shocked to see how warm it was, so the kids all went outside to play in the garden as it was half term and I went to do a bit of gardening and after Busby had finished his warm cereal I took Busby out to catch some sunshine, he loves nothing more than to have the sun on his feathers.

He loves to either sit on his Java tree and watch the kids, or on the back of one of our patio chairs and it was the Java tree today.

Hoping it carry’s on and look forward to the coming summer for lots of fun in the sun! x

The latest on Archie ‘Perfect Parrot’

February 15th, 2013
The latest on Archie 'Perfect Parrot'

Its been some time since I did a quick update on my boy. Time just flies by with normal day-to-day activities, I forget how long it has been since my last check-in.

Obviously the new aviary is redundant at the moment as its just far too cold. Still, its a useful store for the bikes at the moment. Its such a shame when Archie ca’t go out as he does love the outdoors. We have to settle for trips out in the car in his travel cage for the time been. He comes with me at the weekends to the horses and I put his cage on the stable door ( rigged up a great thing to balance him on there safely).  His wild bird impersonations have always been great. When my mum called in the other day, she heard him and been a bit of a ‘twitcher’ or whatever they call bird watchers, she said he was perfect at a blackbird, thrush and yellow hammer!!!

Archie continues to be  very calm and introverted bird. His talking decreased recently and got me a little worried but its because the Christmas tree was out. He wasn’t at all fazed by the tree which was surprising but it was because I moved his cage from the window which is the only place for the tree. He was proper grumpy and did nothing but blow raspberries haha. After a few days I rearranged the furniture so he was just inside the door but not in the alcove he was in, overnight he was a happier bird. Anyway the pesky tree is back in the loft and Archie is by the window once again, shouting at

Perfect Parrot

Perfect Parrot


He has learnt to say I love you but doesn’t pronounce it properly so its more like ‘I whoo ooo’ !! He is so much more vocal when I go out of the room (as are most greys) and constantly shouting ‘y’alright and c’mon, come ‘ere!! He loses some of his words but out of the blue they come back.

Archie doesn’t play very much at all and doesn’t seem to know how to no matter what I try. I don’t have a big toy bill haha, he likes wrappers and rolled up paper. He did come with loads of toys which he just wont entertain as they are plastic or wood and all he really likes is rope type toys and leather straps type toys.

He has had a full moult now and has lost all of his previously clipped flights. He doesnt seem to want to fly, he just sits there lifting his wings like a toddler holding up he arms to be picked up!!! He has had a couple of crash landings but doesn’t make too much effort.

Everyday when I come home at lunch and end of work day, I pull up outside and he spots me and starts shouting hello!!! And every day I think to myself….I’ve got a parrot and get a really warm feeling. I am so lucky to have him and I miss him so much when he goes on his hols if I am away, almost as much as my kids. He really is such a good boy and I never tire of talking about him although other people probably do!!! Archie the Perfect Parrot!!


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